Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Government Affairs Intern

Position Type:Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Major(s):Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Undergraduate Studies/Individual Studies, Public Policy
Location:Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
Description:We seek a qualified, highly-motivated Governmental Affairs Intern to join Grant Thornton LLP's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs (PPGA) Washington DC team. This individual will support all governmental affairs efforts, working closely with the Legislative Affairs Director. PPGA strives to provide interns with substantive, rewarding assignments that match their interests. This position offers challenging and exciting opportunities to work in a fast-paced environment.
Day-to-day activities will vary depending upon the congressional calendar and the needs of the PPGA team. The PPGA intern will have the opportunity to work on the following activities:
•Conduct research on legislative, regulatory and compliance issues.
•Develop briefing materials for congressional or regulatory meetings (i.e. biographies).
•Support the development of educational materials (i.e. fact sheets) to be distributed to Members of Congress and other stakeholders.
•Opportunities to attend congressional hearings and other events with PPGA staff.
•Provide other administrative support as needed to the PPGA team.
Job Function:Other
Desired Class Level(s):Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate
Duration:Through December (possibility for an extension)
Approximate Hours Per Week:16-24 hours
Qualifications:•At least two years at an accredited college or university is required.
•Government, political science or a related major is preferred; supplemental coursework in economics and finance a plus.
•Excellent research, writing, communication and organizational skills are essential.
•High level of proficiency working with Windows-based computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
•Strong attention to detail.
•Ability to work both in a team and independently, with minimal direct supervision.
•Ability to work on multiple projects at once.
•Awareness of political sensitivities/insight; possesses tact and diplomacy.
•Must exercise confidentiality, judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments.

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